Take in Brampton’s newest nature trail at Claireville Conservation Area
Published September 25, 2023 at 8:40 am
Trail-blazing Bramptonians can take in the beauty of the Claireville Conservation Area with a new multi-use walking and cycling path.
The City of Brampton and Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) christened the new Claireville North Multi-Use Trail earlier this month, which adds another 3.7 kilometres to Brampton’s more than 600 kilometres of cycling, hiking and walking paths and trails.
With two new pedestrian bridges that cross over the West Humber River, a fully accessible parking area and two new community trail connections, the new trail gives residents easier access to one of Brampton’s largest greenspaces.
Balancing public access with ecological preservation, the TRCA says the Claireville North Multi-Use Trail also adds nine hectares of new forest, 2.2 hectares of new wetland habitat and approximately 14,000 new trees and shrubs to the area.
“This trail not only meets the recreational desires of the community but also prioritizes ecological sustainability,” John MacKenzie, CEO of the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority said in a statement.
“The trail will positively impact the community’s quality of life, health, and connection with nature. We encourage the public to get outdoors this fall and enjoy our stunning natural spaces.”
The TRCA is working to expand the Greater Toronto Region Trail Network, and the new Claireville North Multi-Use Trail is part of the West Humber Trail System and the province-wide Cycling Network.
Funding for the trail project was a joint effort by the city, the TRCA, the Region of Peel and the federal government and will help Brampton meet goals under the Active Transportation Master Plan and 2040 Vision of bringing more integrated transportation options to the city with an emphasis on walking, cycling, and transit.
You can find the Claireville North Multi-Use Trail at the Claireville Conservation Area at 8180 Hwy 50 in Brampton.insauga's Editorial Standards and Policies advertising